Marquette Energy Center retrofitting project underway

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Good news for the Marquette Township residents complaining about the noise coming from the Marquette Energy Center (MEC). Tuesday night during their regular meeting the Marquette Board of Light & Power (BLP) heard a brief update on the retrofitting project. That project is now underway.

Materials are in place and crews have begun to reduce the noise coming from the MEC. First steps in the project include applying additional insulation to the shell of the building to reduce a low frequency engine hum.

"We have all our materials here, minus a few small things that are on their way, we have crews on site and actually metal has started to come off the building and the replacement pieces are starting to go on so, work is underway," said Executive Director of the BLP, Tom Carpenter. "They've told us about 10-12 weeks to get the total project done."

A part that will reduce a high-pitched whine noise is expected to come in and be installed sometime next week.

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